I've been out of the loop for a while, so I think I can use some advice.
I'm building a new home theater, and although I feel my speakers will work, my amp (JVC RX-7520V) needs an upgrade.
Here is what I have to work with:
Athena speakers (full towers, rears and center, Audition Series)
Mission 700AS subwoofer (good enough for now, except for the annoying popping sound it makes when it stops receiving a signal)
I will have an ethernet port at the receiver, and in wall wiring for all speakers.
I was looking at the Yamaha RX-473, but was wondering if stepping up to 7.1 (Rx-573?)is worthwhile on a new system (If so, what speakers I could pair with my Athenas for a seamless result, both visual and sound wise).
Also, the only thing that I did not like so much about the Yamahas is the fairly limited streaming options. I place sound quality/clean power above all, but if I could get a few more options without a sound compromise below 750ish, I'm all ears.